York Community High School

AP Psychology

#0143 AP Psychology

  Grades 11-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course – 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: A/B average in all previous high school work or Social Studies teacher recommendation.

This course provides a detailed and demanding overview of the field of psychology and requires from its students a high degree of commitment and the use of effective independent learning skills. A.P. Psychology is designed to be the high school equivalent of a college-level general psychology course, thus preparing students for success on the Advanced Placement Exam.  A sound introduction to psychological practice and theory is afforded in each of the major subfields of the discipline, including personality, consciousness, biological psychology, lifespan development, learning, sensation perception, emotion motivation, cognition, experimental methods, memory, mental disorders, treatment methods, and social psychology.  Success in this course can be measured not only by academic performance, but also by the extent to which students make meaningful applications of the subject matter for the betterment of their lives.  This course fulfills the Social Studies elective requirement for graduation.

Rationale:  College-bound students interested in majoring in psychology, sociology, social work, education, business, medicine, law, law enforcement, or philosophy would benefit from taking this course.  Performance on the AP Exam will provide many students with the opportunity to receive college credit and/or appropriate college course placement.

Teachers who teach AP Psychology  :

Turnbull, Katie (630) 617-2400 ex.7131 AP Psychology/Social Studies Teacher kturnbull@elmhurst205.org